Wedding Supplier Red Flags

Scams are everywhere and it can happen to anyone. Even if you feel you’re smart enough not be be scammed by anybody else especially suppliers for your event, unfortunately that’s not true. Everybody is prone to being scammed. That’s the sad reality – the hard truth. So, what can you do to ensure that you’re…

Wedding Entourage Attire Dilemma: To Pay or Not to Pay?

In the Philippines, it’s common tradition that the couple would shoulder some, if not all, of the expenses of their wedding entourage including their attires. This would of course include both sides of the inner family circle (parents, siblings, nephews and nieces), Maid of Honor, Best Man, Secondary Sponsors, Bridesmaids, Groomsmen, Flower girls, Bearers and…

Wedding Supplier Payments

One of the biggest challenges of a couple planning their wedding especially those who are based overseas like us concerns supplier payments. Since news about fraudulent transactions, security breaches, scammers, and identity theft are everywhere, just like what happened to an OFW couple who got duped by their “trusted” wedding coordinator after getting an All-in-Wedding Package…

Wedding Entourage Roles

There would probably be a time in your life that you have participated in a Wedding as part of the entourage but haven’t really understood the whole context of your “role”. Since Filipino Church Wedding traditions have its own beliefs, it is best to at least get to know them and then decide later on…

Which Wedding Coordinator to choose?

If you have read our previous post about the reasons Why you need a Wedding Coordinator,  you can at least know now the importance of hiring one. Before we thought that hiring one would just be a waste of money or “pa-sosyal lang” but in reality, their job is one of the most crucial things to…

Wedding Supplier Crew Meals

One of the underrated things that couples need to tick off from the Wedding Checklist is the Wedding Supplier Crew Meals. Before we thought that we don’t need to allot money for this since only a few suppliers will be present at our wedding and actually akala namin kasama na yung food nila sa bayad namin. Admittedly, we felt…

1 Year of Wedding bliss and counting!

From the end of 2015 when we got engaged until our wedding month in December 2016, the weeks just went by so fast! 2016 was a year full of hope while we were both busily preparing for our dream wedding, trying to make everything perfectly organized and carefully deciding on different things. And then just…

Step-by-Step Wedding Legal Requirements Process

Here’s our Step-by-Step Wedding Legal Requirements Process when you want to get married in a Catholic Church for non-civilly married couples. For those who are already civilly married (in your City Hall or through the Philippine Embassy where you are based), you can skip the civil requirements and just focus on your Church documents. The…

DIY: Save The Date Video 2

During our wedding preps, everything was on a tight budget. From our major suppliers until down to the very smallest detail, everything was accounted for. And like any other couple, we, of course wanted everyone to be reminded of our special day but not to the extent of printing save the date cards and sending…

Wedding Supplier Review: JE&CO Groom’s Suit

Garry’s suit is a non-negotiable on our list. Ever since we started our wedding planning he already knew what he wanted to wear on our big day. He just want one thing – a Suit! Below is our supplier review for our Groom’s bespoke suit — JE&CO. HABERDASHERY Supplier Rating: 5/5 Mode of Communication: FB  Contact Person: Mr…

Wedding Supplier Review: TONI AVILES HMUA

Every girl deserves to look perfect on her wedding day and I felt that I’m no exception of course. With our long list of shortlisted HMUA that can be found HERE, we felt that choosing Toni Aviles was the best decision we did! Below is our supplier detail review for our wedding HMUA — TONI…

Prenup Supplier Review: Benjie Tiongco Photography

Photo Prenup Photographer: BENJIE TIONGCO  Supplier Rating: 5/5  Package inclusions: AVP slideshow, USB with all the raw and edited files and Album ** There will be an update with the rating soon because of something we failed to see only after checking the USB files and photos after the honeymoon. ** PROS: I really like his editorial style…

About Us

We are Garry and Aiki, a newly-married Filipino couple based in Kuwait. We created this blog to document our own wedding planning journey after we got engaged last August 2015. For 15 months, we carefully planned Our Budget Dream Wedding while we are both based overseas as OFWs where we heavily relied on the resources…

DIY: Save The Date Video

Weddings would always entail spending to book the best possible suppliers that you and your fiancé can afford. But it doesn’t mean that you guys need to splurge on everything because it would still depend on your budget. DIYs or do-it-yourself has become a trend lately especially for budget-conscious couples. Instead of booking wedding vendors…

Wedding Emcee or Host

After the ceremony comes the Reception part of the wedding, where both sides of the family, relatives, friends and guests come to party with the newly wed couple. Traditionally, programs are made by the emcee/host to make the reception lively that’s filled with congratulatory speeches, music (through the band or DJ if there is any),…

Wedding Legal Requirements in the Philippines

Marriage is a legal union between a man and woman under the eyes of the law and church (for those who also considers this). When doing wedding preps, both couple needs to make sure that all their legal documents are ready. But where should you start? Filipinos who are both based in the Philippines will…

Getting Married?

So you want to get married? Before even jumping to the crazy world of wedding preparations and booking suppliers, be sure to tick these things off your list first. These will give you enough idea of what you would be dealing with later on. Are you really sure you both want to get married? As…

Wedding Florist and Event Styling

Weddings won’t be complete without flowers and decorations for both the ceremony and reception. They are one of the things that make the event — stunning and luscious to the eyes. Looking at gorgeous bridal bouquets and beautifully arranged ceremonial aisle where the bride will walk to meet her groom and inspiring well-decorated venues for…

Wedding Hair and Make Up Artist

HMUA or Hair and Makeup Artist are thought mostly important for the Bride, since her HMUA will have to make sure that she’s THE most gorgeous on her wedding day. Though in some cases Grooms also have their own grooming preferences which should also be considered. In Manila, there are tons of known HMUAs in the…

Filipino Wedding Gown Couture

The bride’s gown has been (and always will be) the centerpiece of a wedding event. Whether the ceremony is well decorated, the reception has the best food being served, the groom looked dashing or the flowers are just magical. Nothing still beats the attention that the bride will receive on her wedding day. And yes, all…